Friday, January 10, 2014


MARSHALL, Texas - In the first year under head coach Joshua Eargle, East Texas Baptist University broke some new barriers that were never reached before in the program.  He started off the year 2-0 for the first-time ever and finished the season with an exciting win over Sul Ross State.  Several team, individual, and game records were broke in 2013, too.  Below are the notes for the year in review.  To see the players who were All-ASC click on the pdf and read about their accomplishments.


Jamaine Sherman, Jacob Alford, Chris Frazier, and Cory McNeil extended their careers one more game as they all had the chance to play in post-season all-star games.  Sherman played in the National Bowl in Florida while Alford was a member of the D3 Senior Classic Bowl in Virginia and McNeil in the American Bowl in Minnesota.

Sherman played for the Red Nation under ETBU offensive coordinator Scotty Walden and finished with four catches and one touchdown.  He was named the Red Nation offensive MVP for his play. 

ETBU coaches Lee Grimes and Robert Churchman also participated in the bowl game as coaches for the Red Nation.

Alford played with the best NCAA Division III athletes in Salem, Va., as an offensive lineman for the south team.  They fell to the north, 10-7. 

At the Metrodome in Minnesota for the All-American Bowl, McNeil and Frazier were a part of Team Stripes.  McNeil was a punter/kicker with NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA players while Frazier played as a tight end and linebacker.

2-0 Start

ETBU set a school record right at the beginning of the season by starting off 2-0.  It was the first-ever 2-0 start in the history of the program.  ETBU took wins over Austin College, 52-34, and Southwestern University, 56-10, on the road. Four single game team records were also set in these first two games of the season in passing yards, passing touchdowns, total offensive plays, and first downs.

New Era in ETBU Football

Joshua Eargle started his tenure as head coach at ETBU by changing the culture right away.  New uniforms and a new look came about with his hiring along with a new offense.  He also helped to initiate Tiger Alley for tailgating before the game and GameTime Radio before the game playing in the stadium for a family, friendly atmosphere.  He became the first coach to have a team start off 2-0, too.

Records Broken

Under first year head coach Joshua Eargle, there were several team, single game, and individual records broken in 2013.  Six single game records, five individual single season records, six team records, and three single game records were all broken.  The single game records broken were rushing attempts (69), passing yards (503), passing touchdowns (6 – tied), total offensive plays (98), total offense (683), and first downs (31).

Five individual single season records were broken in completion percentage (Josh Warbington), Efficiency rating (Josh Warbington), receptions (Tyler Bates), receiving yards (Jamaine Sherman), and receiving touchdowns (Tyler Bates).


ETBU broke six single season records with four on offense.  The four offensive records broken were passing yards (2,950), passing touchdowns (27), pass yards per game (295), and first downs (231).  ETBU also set records for most points allowed per game (42.4) and most yards allowed per game (479.3).

Individually, three single game records were broken by Josh Warbington and Tyler Bates.  Warbington set new game records for passing touchdowns (5) and pass completions (37).  Bates set a new record for receptions in a game at 17.

Single Game Team Records Broken

Rushing Attempts: 69 at Sul Ross State (11/16)

Passing Yards: 503 yards at Southwestern (9/21)

Passing Touchdowns (tied): 6 at Southwestern (9/21)

Total Offensive Plays: 98 at Austin College (9/14)

Total Offense: 683 at Southwestern (9/21)

First Downs: 31 at Austin College (9/14)


Single Season Team Records Broken

Passing Yards: 2,950

Passing Touchdowns: 27

Passing Yards Per Game: 295

First Downs: 231

Most Points Allowed Per Game: 42.4

Most Yards Allowed Per Game: 479.3


Individual Single Game Records Broken

Pass Completions: 37, Josh Warbington at Howard Payne (10/26)

Pass Touchdowns (tied): 5 vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5)

Receptions: 17, Tyler Bates at Howard Payne (10/26)


Single Season Individual Records Broken

Completion Percentage: 62.4, Josh Warbington

Efficiency Rating: 145.01, Josh Warbington

Receptions: 73, Tyler Bates

Receiving Yards: 1,084, Jamaine Sherman

Receiving Touchdowns: 9, Tyler Bates

1,000 Yard Seasons

Three players went over the 1,000 yard barrier in their respective position in 2013.  Josh Warbington, Jamaine Sherman, and Toi Glover all reached 1,000 yards for ETBU.  Warbington threw for 1,876 yards averaging 208.4 yards passing per game.  His 1,876 yards is second all-time in the program behind Seth Hubbard’s 2,624 yards set in 2012.  Sherman became the first-ever 1,000 yard receiver in the program with 1,084 yards.  Glover became the fourth player to rush for over 1,000 yards in the program with 1,050 yards.


Nine players earned All-ASC awards while two players were ASC Players of the Week.  Jamaine Sherman was named to the first team for his play as the only representative from ETBU on the first team.  Tyler Bates and Toi Glover were on the All-ASC second team.  Bates was a second team selection at two positions in wide receiver and return specialist.  Michael Garcia (OL), Josh Warbington (QB), Drew Benge (LB), David Jaynes (DL), and Roemo Botelua (DB) were on the honorable mention team.  Jacob Alford was then voted the ASC’s Outstanding Sportsman for football.

Bates and Glovier both were named ASC Player of the Weeks at different times. Bates was the ASC player of the week for special teams on September 30 for his play against Willamette.  Glover was given the final ASC player of the week for offense on November 18 for 41 rushing attempts and 182 yards in a come from behind win over Sul Ross State.

100/200/300/400 + Yard Games

Several athletes had career years at ETBU on offense.  Listed below are the games in which these athletes had 100 or more yards for their position.


Toi Glover

187 yards vs. Willamette (9/28)

182 yards at Sul Ross State (11/16)

153 yards at Austin College (9/14)

148 yards at Louisiana College (10/12)

115 yards vs. Mississippi College (11/2)



Josh Warbington

431 yards at Howard Payne (10/26)

344 yards vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5)

Brooks Holder – 316 yards at Austin College (9/14)



Jamaine Sherman

258 yards at Howard Payne (10/26)

 **2nd best in program history**

175 yards at Austin College (9/14)

164 yards vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5)

110 yards at Louisiana College (10/12)


Tyler Bates

119 yards vs. Mississippi College (11/2)

108 yards at Howard Payne (10/26)

107 yards at Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9)